Steve Daines

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The Ryan-Daines-Zinke Budget Will Make College Unaffordable for Montana Students

Given that both Representative Steve Daines and State Senator Ryan Zinke have expressed enthusiastic support for the Paul Ryan budget, with the former voting for it and the latter suggesting it doesn’t go far enough, it seems warranted to look at how the budget that both men support would affect the people of Montana. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Why Doesn’t Steve Daines Know Anything?


One of the more interesting strategies employed by Steve Daines as a political candidate is to either pretend that he doesn’t know how he’ll vote on an issue or actually not to know. During his House campaign against Kim Gillian, Daines repeatedly pretended that he just wasn’t sure how he felt about the Ryan budget, for example, only to run to Washington to cast votes for it. He’s playing the same game in this Senate race, demonstrating an absolute refusal to inform Montanans where he stands on the issues. (more…) Continue Reading →

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And Steve Daines Exploits Veterans for Politics

Representative Steve Daines

It was a pretty outstanding day for Representative Steve Daines today. It was so bad that even the Billings Gazette is reporting something negative about him. It’s a sign you’ve probably done something wrong when the newspaper captions a photo “the Montana Marine Corps League has asked to congressman to clarify that he didn’t intend to exploit them.”

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Steve Daines Dumps Ice Water on His Head, Voted to Slash Funding for ALS Research

Representative Steve Daines

Steve Daines took to Twitter today to celebrate the fact that he and his son took the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to promote awareness and a cure for ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. While it’s great to see so many people getting involved in fundraising for this dreadful disease, it’s important to understand that Steve Daines actually voted to slash federal spending into its research. (more…) Continue Reading →

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The Democratic Dilemma in the Senate Race: An Overview of the Field


I’ve got some thoughts about who I’d be most inclined to support for the

Democratic Senate nomination—and I’d love to hear some comments here or privately suggesting who I should support—but I think the person the Democratic Party selects may end up being less important than the manner in which she is chosen and the response of those who support candidates for the job. That being said, here’s a little (sort of) review of the field. (more…) Continue Reading →

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